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3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk3 Floyds / Half Acre Mutiny & The Mollusk
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This roasty stout made with oyster sauce and shells is the latest collaboration with our friends at Half Acre Beer Company. So raise anchor and set your sails for flavor island.

38 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
212
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 212
Photo of Auracom
2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to big bro for this. 6 oz. poured in a Hunahpu snifter on August 23rd, 2012.

A - Fairly deep brown hue with a light tan, frothy head. Marginal retention, decent lacing.

S - Espresso beans, sea salt, just a touch of winter pitted fruit.

T - Fairly bready. Back-end coffee bitterness carries through to the aftertaste. I don't find any depth here whatsoever, and that's a disappointment.

M - Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish.

D - The aroma wasn't too bad but this really lacks flavor almost entirely. Definitely lighter for the style. Worth a try but not a great collab here.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Head turns into a ring and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Not a whole lot going on here. Smoke, char, roasted malts and a bit of a bakers chocolate.

T- Follow the nose well. Roasted malts, smoke and bakers chocolate. A earthy hop taste too. Pretty one sided here.

M- Lighter side of medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Was excited to try this one and bit let down. Pretty dry overall.

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Photo of Treebs
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Hofbrauhaus Munchen tulip .

A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A nice khaki head forms on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thick collar that leaves some splotchy sheets of lace left down the glass.

S: Some solid chocolaty aspects to it up front with some lightly toasted malts. There is a little brine in there which I can attribute to the saltiness of the oyster shells.

T: A large briny flavor sticks throughout each sip. There is some chocolate, dark fruits and lightly toasted grain flavors creating the body of the beer.

M: Medium to thin bodied with a medium carbonation level and s light salty finish.

O: A good take on the style, but I wish I got more roasted malt flavors and some sweet chocolate notes to compliment the salty flavors from the oyster shells. An imperial version might be the key here to grab more flavors out of the different elements and create more body as it was a tad thin for me.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Treebs opened on 5/23/12.

Appearance: Black with almost a finger of tan foam and some lace that lingers.

Smell: Fairly muted aroma. Getting some dark roasted malts and a little bit of chocolate.

Taste: Rich dark malts pair with a light chocolate notes and some smokiness. Not able to pinpoint the added dimension that oysters provide.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied that finished dry. Very easy drinking.

Overall: Expected something crazy based on the oysters, but still got the chance to try a solid stout. Not quite on the level of most things with the 3F name on it. Still above average.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark inky black liquid with a thin and creamy light brown head. Pretty nice looking.

S- Cocoa and a bit smoky. A bit one dimensional and simple.

T- Cocoa, smoke, coffee, with just a bit of saltiness on the finish. A simple stout. The saltiness becomes more apparent as it warms.

M- The carbonation is smooth and the roasty aspect definitely lingers. The saltiness is definitely interesting.

O- A well made stout but not all that interesting. That being said, it is definitely worth a purchase for the label artwork alone.

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Photo of brystmar
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Aaron!

Pours a thin-looking dark brown/black. Lots of roast, mild oyster weirdness in the aroma. Roasty stout base, very mineraly though. Oysters are barely present -- which is good -- but the thin mouthfeel and lack of depth disappoints. Meh.

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Photo of cvm4
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a thin black body, with minimal head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Dry dry dry... Slight coffee notes with milk chocolate undertone.

T - Salty... Dry coffee. Not sure what else.

M - Thin body a great carbonation.

O - It's a excellent oyster stout. Not sure how good it has to be.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Phil at Perennial for sharing at his brewery.

A - Pours black, off-white/tan head, thin collar.

S - Roasty, sweet malts, chocolate, hops, light smoke. I don't get any of the oysters, but still a solid nose, nonetheless. Maybe the smoke is the oysters mixed with the base beer? Dunno.

T - Similar to the nose with a bit more chocolate and less smoke. The hops are toned down as well, which I like. Good roast and malty notes. Finish is chocolate and malts.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice stout, but I wish there was more oyster notes, as I'm a huge fan and I think it would work well with this beer. Not something I'd go after again, but still decent and glad I was able to try it.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MDunk for the trade. Reviewed from notes.
Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Pours a dark dark brown with about half an inch of tan head. Very inviting.

S: Seems a little muted overall here. What aroma is present is roasty maltiness and coffee.

T: Coffee flavors predominate, nice malts, with a moderate amount of spiciness. There may be a mineral-like flavor here, but I may just be searching for the "oyster" in the oyster stout.

M: A bit on the thin side I think. Carbonation what is expected for the style. The aftertaste doesn't linger but what there is certainly a mineral flavor - I'm much more convinced of that here.

O: A good beer, and interesting. Glad I tried it, but not sure I'd be ordering it again.

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Photo of hansgruber
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, basically black. Nice tan head with retention. Some lacing. Looks like a proper stout.

Not much on the aroma. Some roasted malts.

Taste is light roasted malt with a slight sweetness.  Kinda falls flat on flavor. It's not that it tastes bad it's just pretty bland. Firm hop bitterness. Slight tang to it as it warms. 

Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. 

Okay beer overall. Nothing special. Didn't really get anything related to the oyster used in the brew.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Big thanks goes out to Jzmhector for this one! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter. Poured dark brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, salt, smoke, smoked meat, and roasted malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, smoke, and salt. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. While the oyster aspect of this stout was there, it definitely wasn’t the star of the show like some of the ones I’ve had in the past. The soft salt aspect going on here helped to make this one easier to drink. Really glad I got the chance to try this one as I had no idea it existed. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of pdoran10
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a mostly translucent black into a pint glass. Two fingers of tan head that fade slowly and leave nice lacing.

Smell is a mix of earth, minerals, and light chocolate.

Taste is a bit acidic and soy sauce like with chocolate and earthy notes in the background. Solid background flavors and base beer as well as an appealing taste concept, but comes across a bit off on the palate.

Mouthfeel is reasonably chewy with a moderately high to high carbonation level.

Overall a solid offering, but the high carbonation impression along with a bit more acidity and salt that I like, this one doesn't quite hit home. A bit more mineral oyster flavor would be nice.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells rather salty. Nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor has just a hint of bitterness. There’s really nice roastiness, good chocolate notes, light saltiness, and a hint of graham cracker.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours dark brown with a nice one-finger tan head. Aromas of sweet stout, oat, light oyster sauce, and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted and sweet malt, wood, and brown sugar. Somewhat of a slight bitter taste in the back finish. Medium-thick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Overall, an interesting stout but not one that blew the other two out of the water.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle opened on 5.29.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a very small dark tan head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Hard to pick-up much. Some chocolate and coffee finally come out.

T - Salty chocolate and some subtle coffee.

D - Lower carbonation and medium-heavy body.

O - Saltier and milder than expected. Pretty lackluster.

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from written notes.

Pours into a mini tulip glass with an ample head of tan foam, black body, with a lasting skim and sticky halo of lace that remains in the glass.

Roasty nose, dry bakers chocolate, a light underlying sweetness.

Unsweetened bittersweet chocolate chips, dry aftertaste with a long finish of dry roast and light hop bitterness. Medium to light bodied, clean and creamy feel. Very easy drinking, a wholesome porterish stout that incidentally contains oysters in the brewing process, not reflected in the final product. I love oysters, but there's no oyster flavor in here, let's not pretend.

Thanks to Lee for this one!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Edward's birthday party. Served in a wine glass of some sort.

A - Tan foam quickly dissipates to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Near-black body.

S - There's a hint of salt and light smoke, but otherwise this is quite sweet. Lots of caramel, milk chocolate, and biscuit.

T - The taste is significantly more roasty, with some char and smoke notes as well. Biscuit and molasses sweetness make an appearance towards the end.

M - Surprisingly hefty for the listed 5.6%. Some dry roast and grain texture to the body, that feels appropriate for style and flavor. Carbonation is moderate and unobtrusive.

D - A pretty tasty beer, but I expect no less from 3 Floyds. The mildly salty note would keep my from having numerous glasses, but there's plenty of flavor packed into this lower ABV offering.

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Photo of mverity
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle share at Proof. Dark black with a great creamy tan head that lasts pretty well. Smoky and toasty malt aroma. Smoky-malty-chocolate flavor. Not much of the hint of salty-brine I typically see in oyster stouts. Great creamy mouthfeel with nice aftertaste of silty chocolate. Creamy nitro-like carbonation and thick viscous body.

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Photo of JustinMatthew
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a trade with Andrew in the Midwest. Poured into a Founders Pint Glass and enjoyed chilled.

Pours Very dark with a reddish hue, not much head hanging on top of this one. Smell is light but mostly chocolate and roasty grain. Taste has a nice roasty kick, again with the bakers chocolate with a touch of coffee in there too. Incredibly flavorful for clocking in near 5.5%. The only hint of oyster I can find is a slight saline that sits on the back when your finished. Always glad to try things from these two breweries separately, so it's obviously a pleasure when they team up!

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Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, this beer has incredible artwork. It's very old timesy.

Tis collaborative stout pours a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a one finger, creamy, one finger beige head. The nose is dry, very toasty, and has an odd earthiness. You can definitely tell that it's English in style. The flavors are very dry and toasty as well. There is bitter chocolate, Unsweetened baking chocolate, coffee roast, moderate bitterness, and a leafy, mossy earthy aspect. It kind of reminds me of Pretty Things Babayaga. There is a little more milk chocolate as it warms but make no mistake, this is a very, very dry stout. I mean my mouth is one dry between sips. It drinks medium in body with a bitter, toasty after taste. If I had to compare this to anything, it's like a mix of Belhaven Scottish Stout and Pretty Things Babayaga. It's nice for the style, just incredibly dry.

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Photo of Casedogg43
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Took it in a pint glass with Flat12 logo

A- Pours black, topped with a tan head. Pretty normal

S- Big roasted aroma, Smokey, chocolate and coffee.

T- Smell tells the story. Coffee and chocolate flavors, lots of roasted and smoky flavors, oyster is minimal.

M- Average feel, very smooth.

O- I like this offering. For $9 a bottle, I'm in.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Three Floyds Teku and a Half Acre shaker pint. Oyster stouts are weird but this one is good. Beer is black but clear at the corners with a small head of medium bubbles, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is slight but mildly roasty and sweet. Mild "saltiness"

Beer is light in body, a little to thin, nice bitterness on the end from the roast, no lingering aftertaste, an interesting beer, some earthiness on the late palate. I might have this beer again.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to aasher for sending this in a recent box. I'm a sucker for Half Acre Beer along with Three Floyds so this is the best of both worlds.

Large, tight, creamy dark tan foam forms above the black liquid. Some reddish highlights can be spotted when held to the light. Nice lacing. Earthy, dark roasted aroma. Charcoal and a hint of brown sugar in the background. Slightly briny. Bitterness from the roasted malts blends with a touch of unsweetened bakers chocolate and chicory. There's also an sea-like quality that reminds me of going fishing on my dad's boat. Mouthfeel is medium-full with a luscious subtle creamy texture.

As a fan of Three Floyds, Half Acre, and dark beers, I'm definitely glad to have sampled this one. Thanks again, Al!

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Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Pours an unappetizing reddish brown with a small tan head.

S: Roasty dry stout. Coffee roast, burnt barley, bitter and milk chocolate.

T: Slight coffee roast, dark chocolate, mild raisin, dark grain. No fishiness or saltiness really. Very chocolaty and a bit fruity.

M: Slight carbonation, rich.

O: Nice dry stout, but I'm missing the oyster elements.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. Dark brown with a inch thick beige head that shrinks to coat the top with average lacing. Smell is toasted oats, coffee, maybe even a bit briney. Flavor is roasted barley, coffee, oats, and a slight oyster flavor. Mouthfeel is very creamy and the finish is dry. Good session stout and a nice representation of the style.

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